WiFi for Education

Purdicom provides expert assistance to VARs & MSPs in the education sector with the technology to enable WiFi access across schools, colleges and universities to benefit teachers, students and visitors.

The impetus to move to higher speed, more reliable WiFi is increasing in this sector and the technology needs to be secure, supply universal coverage and have connections that don’t drop out. With tablets and laptops fast replacing textbooks and exercise books, educational establishments require strong, stable and competent wireless networks to support the constant growth of mobile devices used within their grounds.

WiFi also has to be able to reach across communal areas, temporary classrooms, on-campus housing as well as traditional school or college buildings. However, with tighter budgets and busy IT staff, making the transition to WiFi is difficult.

The Ruckus Wireless Solution

Purdicom has been a long-term distributor of Ruckus Wireless’ cutting-edge products and can highly recommend their Smart WiFi technology as the best all-round solution for schools and college campuses. It gives educational establishments a cost-effective, wireless infrastructure which is robust, has great coverage as well as performing top of the class.

The benefits of using Ruckus Wireless in education are:

  • Reliable, consistent connectivity
  • Two to four times the coverage, using fewer APs
  • Low packet loss and high performance
  • Less interference using eco-friendly adaptive signal technology
  • System self-healing capabilities
  • Support for standard 802.1x, WPA (PSK) and WPA-2 (AES) security, plus automatic wireless setting and encryption key security

CASE STUDY

Whitmore High School chooses Ruckus Smart WiFi enabling fast & secure WiFi to over 1,000 students and 100 staff members keeping them ahead of educational demands.

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